RB Leipzig chief, Oliver Mintzlaff, has offered the latest update when it comes to Liverpool potentially signing Timo Werner from the German club.
Werner has been heavily linked with making a big-money move to Anfield this summer. After firing in the goals for Leipzig this season yet again, Jurgen Klopp has apparently made Werner one of his top targets.
However, speaking to German publication General Anzeiger, Mintzlaff insisted that the Reds have yet to make their move when it comes to Werner.
“Neither Jürgen Klopp nor Karl-Heinz Rummenigge contacted me. We are happy that we were able to extend the contract with him until 2023,” the German said.
“We also believe that we are still a very good stage for Timo Werner on which he can develop as a German international.”
Werner has already demonstrated to English audiences what he can do this year. His excellent display against Spurs in the Champions League proved a catalyst for the German club to advance.
It was previously claimed (Metro) that Liverpool were preparing to pay the £50m release clause in Werner’s contract.
However, that move seems to be some way off. Indeed, Mintzlaff seems extremely relaxed about the future of his star striker.
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Sometimes a transfer rumour sticks and won’t go away. The fact that Mintzlaff is even openly answering questions on the subject suggest he’s aware of genuine interest.
It looks to be only a matter of time before Liverpool make their move. £50m is not that much in today’s market, especially, for a top striker.
Werner fits the bill too for the Reds. He’s hard-working, plays for the team, and knows where the goal is.
If ever there was a player for Liverpool to sign to improve, Werner looks to be the one.